Chalonnais

The frost effect on the reds in the Chalonnais were just as bad as for the whites. The wines that survived, from Lumpp, Raquillet and Jacqueson, are some of the great bargains of Burgundy, and come very strongly recommended.


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Domaine Paul et Marie Jacqueson

It is a long time now since Marie Jacqueson was named 'Young Winemaker of the Year' at the Hospices de Beaune in 2010. Working closely with her father Paul, she represents the third generation of Jacquesons to be making wine here since her grandfather Henri started off in the 1950's with a small parcel of Aligoté.

They continue to craft beautiful wines punching well above their weight for the appellation. The family are now well settled in their beautifully equipped, huge cellars directly below their house, less charming perhaps than the original topsy turvy levels of their original space - but eminently more practical and certainly gives them awesome control of every stage of the vinification and elevage. Part of the secret of this domaine has always been the quality of the élevage in barrel. Some of the best examples of what is achievable here in this beautiful corner of the Côte Chalonnaise are made in this cellar, and at some of the most reasonable prices.

The white wines here are refined and hugely impressive and the reds are a joy - silky and expressive and represent real bargains. In 2016 the family has bought a further 5 hectares in prime spots - mostly for red, but with just over a hectare of white too.

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2016 RULLY 1er Cru Les Cloux Domaine Paul et Marie Jacqueson

2016 RULLY 1er Cru Les Cloux Domaine Paul et Marie Jacqueson

75cl bottles, case of 12

Marie lost 30% of the fruit here, due to very localised frost in this vineyard. Good Pinot nose. Just a whiff of spicy wood here. Fruit is more upright and there is nicely structured mineral frame Marie lost 30% of the fruit here, due to very localised frost in this vineyard. Good Pinot nose. Just a whiff of spicy wood here. Fruit is more upright and there is nicely structured mineral frame around the ample middle of plum and dark cherry fruit, juicy and joyful Burgundy. L&S (Dec 2017)

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2016 RULLY 1er Cru Les Préaux Domaine Paul et Marie Jacqueson

2016 RULLY 1er Cru Les Préaux Domaine Paul et Marie Jacqueson

75cl bottles, case of 12

Marie bought this parcel in January 2016 - it lies just next door to the Les Cloux vineyard. The vines have been really well worked 'just like a garden' she says and is very happy. Clay and Marie bought this parcel in January 2016 - it lies just next door to the Les Cloux vineyard. The vines have been really well worked 'just like a garden' she says and is very happy. Clay and Limestone here (like in Les Cloux) after that gets more sandy as you go up. This is a timely acquisition bearing in mind the frost damage to Les Cloux this year which savaged yields. Les Préaux was not nearly so badly affected. Bottling this in 2 weeks time, there is a touch of funk on nose, this is restrained, less ripe-feeling fruit. More earthy, less flash or sleek flow fir now - but good matiere.. L&S (Oct 2017)

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2016 MERCUREY 1er Cru Champs Martin Domaine Paul et Marie Jacqueson

2016 MERCUREY 1er Cru Champs Martin Domaine Paul et Marie Jacqueson

75cl bottles, case of 12

Tasted at an unfortunate time - just being prepped for bottling and it is a little unhappy - with sulphur showing quite strongly at this moment on the nose. The palate is also a tad awkward for now. Tasted at an unfortunate time - just being prepped for bottling and it is a little unhappy - with sulphur showing quite strongly at this moment on the nose. The palate is also a tad awkward for now. But good small, sweet red berries, some Hawthorne and green leafy crunch too. Good more serious and firm - but more to come - just quite tight for now. L&S (Dec 2017)

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Domaine François Raquillet

François took over the running of this estate from his father, Jean, in 1984, and records show that the same family have made wine in Mercurey since the 1600s. With eleven hectares under vine, François has substantially reduced yields, introduced higher quality oak barrels and significantly increased the quality of wines made at this domaine. The 'newly' kitted out cuverie is now in its third vintage with the 2016 harvest and it is clear that in this modernised arena Francois is able to imrove further the purity of expression and silky joy of these brilliant wines. Francois explains he tries to avoid over-extraction at all costs - his one aim is to deliver the beautifully pure fruit profile he gets out of the old vines - this he does with great success. It is a wonderfully transparent style- combined with good mid-palate weight.
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2016 BOURGOGNE Pinot Noir Domaine François Raquillet

2016 BOURGOGNE Pinot Noir Domaine François Raquillet

75cl bottles, case of 12

Rich, sweet nose. All in oak - but no new wood. In palate is broad, but has nice shapely edges too. A good piquancy of acidity. Plum skins and some ripe blackberries - then a touch of leafy crunch Rich, sweet nose. All in oak - but no new wood. In palate is broad, but has nice shapely edges too. A good piquancy of acidity. Plum skins and some ripe blackberries - then a touch of leafy crunch too. Very satisfying Bourgogne Rouge. Value. L&S (Dec 2017)

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2016 MERCUREY Vieilles Vignes Domaine François Raquillet

2016 MERCUREY Vieilles Vignes Domaine François Raquillet

75cl bottles, case of 12

I like the nose. Enticing and open. Palate is richly textured. Silky, sexy flow. Fruit has a lovely ripeness. Concentrated quite dense. But pretty and crowd-pleasing style. Already bottled. I like the nose. Enticing and open. Palate is richly textured. Silky, sexy flow. Fruit has a lovely ripeness. Concentrated quite dense. But pretty and crowd-pleasing style. Already bottled. L&S (Dec 2017)

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2016 MERCUREY 1er Cru Les Vasées Domaine François Raquillet

2016 MERCUREY 1er Cru Les Vasées Domaine François Raquillet

75cl bottles, case of 12

This will be bottled in November. Racked a week before we tasted. Because of the racking this is looking quite hairy for now. Rubber, leather and really quite grippy tannins. But nice level of This will be bottled in November. Racked a week before we tasted. Because of the racking this is looking quite hairy for now. Rubber, leather and really quite grippy tannins. But nice level of minerality and good dark berry fruit. Then some stony, leafy restraint. This will come together nicely, but will need a couple of years in bottle to fulfill its joyful promise. L&S (Dec 2017)

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2016 MERCUREY 1er Cru Les Veleys Domaine François Raquillet

2016 MERCUREY 1er Cru Les Veleys Domaine François Raquillet

75cl bottles, case of 12

Nice and intense. 'Plus vertical que l'horizontal' says Francois. This is smart. Stony, mineral grippiness and an enticing fresh middle, nice amount of pretty fruit too - red and soft black flesh. Nice and intense. 'Plus vertical que l'horizontal' says Francois. This is smart. Stony, mineral grippiness and an enticing fresh middle, nice amount of pretty fruit too - red and soft black flesh. But that dusty stony clean scrub is great. harvested at a low 28 HL/HA. L&S (Dec 2017)

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2016 MERCUREY 1er Cru Les Naugues Domaine François Raquillet

2016 MERCUREY 1er Cru Les Naugues Domaine François Raquillet

75cl bottles, case of 12

Harvested at 35HL/HA. Tasted from Cask. Serious. Straight. Tightly furled for now, but impressive. Lots of grip and scrape - but at the back lots of lovely, well matured fruit. Petals too, this needs Harvested at 35HL/HA. Tasted from Cask. Serious. Straight. Tightly furled for now, but impressive. Lots of grip and scrape - but at the back lots of lovely, well matured fruit. Petals too, this needs plenty of time. Young, but impressive. L&S (Oct 2017)

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Domaine François Lumpp

François and Isabelle Lumpp own this impeccable 16 hectare estate in Givry, a region which is so often overlooked by Burgundy lovers and yet which is capable of producing wines of exceptional quality as well as value. François is a passionate viticulturalist and places great emphasis on making the wine in the vineyard. He aims to pick at 'just ripe' rather than into overripe, and wants to make bright wines which are developed rather than masked by their time in barrel. Making the best wines in Givry, by some stretch, if he were in any other part of Burgundy he would be heralded as a super-star. Francois' reds are among the most popular red Burgundies we sell, but his whites also deserve recognition. Now joined by two of their children, Nicolas and Cecile, this really is a family affair and there is a palpable sense of joy and hope for a bright, long future here.
2016 GIVRY 1er Cru à Vigne Rouge Domaine François Lumpp

2016 GIVRY 1er Cru à Vigne Rouge Domaine François Lumpp

75cl bottles, case of 12

This is a little more perfumed more fruit-loaded nose than the Crausot. Bright red berries - palate has nice perk too. Plum-skin and a cranberry edge - but then fuller, darker flesh. A great energy. This is a little more perfumed more fruit-loaded nose than the Crausot. Bright red berries - palate has nice perk too. Plum-skin and a cranberry edge - but then fuller, darker flesh. A great energy. Bright - it pings. I really like this. Great balance. Levels of acidity and flesh-weight are in great balance with all these wines. L&S (Dec 2017)

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2016 GIVRY 1er Cru Crausot Domaine François Lumpp

2016 GIVRY 1er Cru Crausot Domaine François Lumpp

75cl bottles, case of 12

Racked 2 weeks ago. Nose here seems more ripe. Palate is more glossy too. More full and ripe puffed up chest of fruit - but completely delicious. The grip builds steadily - some minerality develops. Racked 2 weeks ago. Nose here seems more ripe. Palate is more glossy too. More full and ripe puffed up chest of fruit - but completely delicious. The grip builds steadily - some minerality develops. Very smart. Very chic. Flows long - great drive - and lovely ripe fruit, dive in, but will need some time although it is hard to resist now. L&S (Dec 2017)

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2016 GIVRY 1er Cru Clos Jus Domaine François Lumpp

2016 GIVRY 1er Cru Clos Jus Domaine François Lumpp

75cl bottles, case of 12

Smart. Great scoops of firm fruit. Bright. Pretty and intense. Not overripe. Well measured. Well textured. Fine. Succulent. A point. Pure serious red fruit. Lovely bones too - delicate but firm. Smart. Great scoops of firm fruit. Bright. Pretty and intense. Not overripe. Well measured. Well textured. Fine. Succulent. A point. Pure serious red fruit. Lovely bones too - delicate but firm. L&S (Dec 2017)

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